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Hall named baseball assistant coach

Former Belmont assistant will serve as recruiting coordinator

August 27, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee baseball head coach Jim McGuire has announced the addition of Scott Hall to the Blue Raider coaching staff. Hall joins the MT program after spending the last six seasons at Belmont.

"Scott is an excellent addition to our staff, and I'm excited to have him come aboard," McGuire said. "He not only brings a wealth of coaching experience, but he is also an avid recruiter who will help expand our recruiting base. His ability to recruit and develop players is one of the key reasons Belmont has made the NCAA Regionals the past two seasons, and I have no doubt he'll bring that same success to our program."

Hall will work primarily with the offense, in addition to serving as the recruiting coordinator.

"I'm extremely grateful to Coach McGuire, Chris Massaro and Dr. McPhee for the opportunity to be here," Hall said. "I grew up following Middle Tennessee baseball, so this is kind of a dream situation for me. I'm honored to be in a place where people like Coach (John) Stanford and Coach (Steve) Peterson have worked their entire lives to build a program. I'm very excited about the opportunity to continue the things they've set forth and to build upon those."

After five seasons with the Bruins, Hall was given the title of Assistant Coach for Player Development in 2011 and took over primary responsibilities as the recruiting coordinator. During his tenure, seven Bruins were drafted by Major League Baseball.

In six years at Belmont, Hall helped the Bruins reach the Atlantic Sun Tournament on five occasions, including back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012. He was pivotal in the maturation of upperclassmen of the past two seasons, which were responsible for a number of program records, including 39 wins, two A-Sun Championships, and the first NCAA Regional berth. In his first season, Hall helped Belmont set a then program-record 34 wins while finishing second in the A-Sun standings.

The Bruins' offensive records in 2011 also included the most team hits (646), runs scored (428), total bases (997), and runs batted in (396) in program history, and the team ranked sixth in the country with 64 home runs. In 2010, the Bruins offense finished in the top five in the Atlantic Sun Conference in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks, homeruns and limited strikeouts. Belmont also hit .315 as a team, the highest team batting average during Hall's tenure. 

Hall's duties from 2006-08 included but were not limited to outfield coach, first-base coach and coordinator of scouting reports. He also assisted with hitting instruction and directing of camps at Belmont. Under Hall's direction, the 2007 Bruins outfield led the Atlantic Sun Conference in fielding percentage and committed only one error in the regular season.

Before coming to Belmont in the summer of 2006, Hall was the head baseball coach at Central High School in Shelbyville, Tenn. During his seven-year stint at Shelbyville, his teams won the District 8AAA championship two times and set a school record for wins four times. Hall was named District 8AAA Coach of the Year in 2006 and saw sixteen players go on to play college baseball, including six at the Division I level and two MLB Draft picks (Rex Brothers, first round; Jonathan White, 41st round). Under Hall's direction, the program raised $350,000 to fund new facilities, including an indoor hitting facility and clubhouse.

In 2005 Hall served as the head coach for Region III and IV at the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Showcase.

Hall has also staffed numerous camps across the country including the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University and the University of Illinois.

Hall was a four-year starter at Maryville College, earning All-South honor in 1995 and graduating in 1998.

Hall and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Murfreesboro with their son Preston.

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